Nicolas Froment

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Triptych of the Burning Bush, by Nicolas Froment, in Aix Cathedral

Nicolas Froment (c. 1435, Uzès, Gard – c. 1486 in Avignon) was a French painter of the Early Renaissance. Nicolas Froment is one of the most notable representatives of the Second School of Avignon, (École d'Avignon), a group of artists at the court of the Popes in Avignon, who were located there from 1309 to 1411, in Avignon.[1]

He was influenced by the Flemish style that characterizes the last phase of the Gothic.[2][3]

He undertook to paint an altarpiece 12 February 1470 in Aix for a rich widow called Catherine Spifami; in the center of the panel is a depicting the Death of Mary, and on the side panels, the Saints Mary Magdalene and Catherine are shown. He was attributed a number of works from this timetime, but none of these attributions can be considered reliable.[4]

One of the most interesting work of this group is the Retable des Pérussis or The Pérussis Altarpiece , depicts the adoration of the empty cross on Golgatha, and is located at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.[5]



  1. ^ Nicolas-Froment "Nicolas-Froment" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ [painting. "uffizi nicholas-froment"]. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "encyclopedie/nicolas-froment French". Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Le culte de saint Honorat en Provence /Le_culte_de_saint_Honorat_en_Provence_et_les_pratiques_devotionnelles_sur_lile_sacree_de_Lerins_XIIIe-debut_du_XVIe_siecle_2009". Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  5. ^ "The Pérussis Altarpiece". Retrieved 8 October 2014.

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